Education - Children and Young People in distress

Working with indiviudals in distress d8.is/b2 can be stressful for us as educators and carers. It is important for us to gain an understanding of child development.

This is a fully BILD accredited 3 day foundation course.

For Bespoke Inset days also see these links.

 
I highly recommend the training to any professional who works with children where their presentation needs to be safely managed in such a way that actually supports that young person and staff. The training was very refreshing, providing new ways to manage a range of behaviours. This is done by first fully understanding the Young Persons needs through close analysis of ‘why’ the Young Person presents in a particular way. We were also able to link presentation to other issues such as sensory, communication and also routines. By fully understating this first, we are able to taylor our approach resulting in incidents being carefully and safely managed. By understanding first the person’s needs, we were able to taylor our approach to de-escalate before any physical intervention. The ethos around any physical intervention has been well thought out and tested. The training was delivered very well and has supported my ability as a practitioner so keep myself and the Young People safe.
— L.C. -NQSW/Social Worker/ASW Practitioner
 
 

D.ESCAL8™ BILD Accredited Courses:

3 day Foundation Developing Positive Relationships with individuals in distress – Adults

3 day Foundation Developing Positive Relationships with individuals in distress – Children and Young People

In house Trainers Project

 

The foundation course content covers the full 3 day Accredited course including Physical Disengagement and Restrictive Physical Intervention

The content below and all testimonials are taken from a one day introduction for educators working in a PRU setting.

 
Disruptive pupil behaviour is a frustration for many teachers. In fact, 70% of teachers told us they had considered quitting the profession over poor behaviour
— Teacher Support Network and Family Lives Behaviour survey 2010
 

Behaviour & Disruption

What behaviours and how they effect us and education

  • Low Level
  • High Level
 

What sort of educator are you?

Discussion of types of responses to behaviour that is disruptive and the effects of these responses.

 
Study of over 100 reports on classroom management, including 134 experiments designed to find the most successful classroom strategies as well as finding that pupils prefer the dominant-cooperative style mix twice as much as the purely cooperative style or indeed any other style
— Robert Marzano’s (2003)
 

Strategies

Throught the workshop we discuss classroom management strategies as well as crisis management strategies - these actions must;

  • meet the pupil’s needs
  • encourage the pupil to make positive choices and develop self-control
  • support the pupil in difficult situations
  • safely manage crises if and when they occur

There are four basic approaches, which research has found to improve classroom behaviour:

  1. Rules and procedure
  2. Teacher-pupil / student relationships
  3. Disciplinary interventions
  4. Mental set
 

Sometimes a cycle can develop between the teacher and the students that makes things even worse: the pupils misbehave more, you dislike them more, you are less positive and friendly, they dislike you and your classes more, they disrupt more and so it goes on. The cycle needs to be broken.

 

Tolerance, Resilience & Relationships

Staff support systems - Emotion & Relationships

Low Arousal Approaches and other Psychological Principles

A round up of classroom mangement strategies

 

Although there are many reasons why a person may present with challenging behaviour, researchers and clinicians have found it helpful to consider function in relation to the following four categories:

  • Social Attention
  • Tangible
  • Escape
  • Sensory / Automatic
 
I thought as a refresher course the content was absolutely spot on. Des was able to adapt to the specific needs and queries of the group very easily and I felt that the staff all had positive outcome from the day.
— S.J. - Service Director
 

D.ESCAL8™ BILD Accredited Courses:

3 day Foundation Developing Positive Relationships with individuals in distress – Adults

3 day Foundation Developing Positive Relationships with individuals in distress – Children and Young People

In house Trainers Project